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RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

Statement of Liabilities and Assets

At close of business on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

$ million
Liabilities Movement since
previous
Wednesday
Assets Movement since
previous
Wednesday
Capital And Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 11,199 - Gold and foreign
exchange[1]
71,024 -3,171
Australian notes on issue 65,100 225 Australian notes and coin 2 1
Exchange Settlement Balances 21,659 57 Australian Dollar
Securities[2]
75,941 -1,100
Term Deposits of Domestic Financial Institutions - - Clearing items (remittances in transit, receivables) 164 -99
Deposits of Governments and other customers     Loans, advances and all other assets 1,000 -8
Overseas institutions 1,204 -89      
Australian Government 29,672 -548      
State Government 246 -149      
Others 15 -6      
Other liabilities 19,036 -3,867      
Total 148,131 -4,377 Total 148,131 -4,377

Explanatory Notes

  1. Gold and foreign exchange

    Changes in this item reflect transactions of the following kinds:

    1. the Bank's transactions in foreign exchange and foreign securities (including under repurchase agreements);
    2. earnings on foreign currency investments; and
    3. changes in the valuation of foreign currency and gold, and changes in the market prices of the Bank's holdings of foreign currency securities.

    In the week to 18 March the fall mainly reflects item (a)[back to table]

  2. Australian Dollar Securities

    Movements in this item reflect:

    1. the Bank's transactions in securities (including under repurchase agreements) with the private sector;
    2. subscriptions to new issues or redemptions of existing holdings of government securities by the Bank; and
    3. accrued earnings on securities and changes in valuation.

    In the week to 18 March the fall mainly reflects item (a)[back to table]

  3. Historical data on the Bank's liabilities and assets are available in Statistical Table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Weekly on the Reserve Bank's web site. [back to top]